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    When using them with new solution for the first time, run it empty for a few minutes. This rids the solution of tiny air bubbles that retard the effectiveness. The manufacturers call it "de-gassing".

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    I have both an RCBS vibratory and ultrasonic cleaner. The ultrasonic is excellent for cleaning guns/gun parts, but not so great for cleaning brass (especially the primer pockets). Also, ultrasonic cleaners are just that, cleaners. They don't shine parts/brass. I know lots of folks use a combination of ultrasonic cleaners followed by vibratory cleaners in walnut media for their brass. For brass I'll either be buying or making a rotary tumbler using stainless steel media pins as I hear they work excellently for brass.

    If you're considering an ultrasonic cleaner, research which solvents to use for which applications; the wrong solvent can/will harm finishes on parts and weaken brass. If you'll use it for brass, remember to de-prime before putting in the ultrasonic cleaner as the primers tend to absorb/hold moisture. Also, while the price goes up dramatically with the size of the cleaner, consider what you plan to use it for before choosing one too small or you will be regretting the smaller size and looking to upgrade (pay once, cry once). I learned that lesson the hard way.
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    We use Aqua Vantage 815 GD cleaner. We use it at a 1:10 rate and it cleans carbon like a CHAMP in the U.S. Cleaner. The only downside is you have to strip the rifle of all components that aren't metal. We put the receiver, barrel, and bolt assembly into the ultra sonic. Once out of the bath, rinse with water, wipe down, and apply CLP.

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    I'm expecting my .22 can to exit jail soon - hopefully - and need to pick something up for this.

    Would be great to drop the BCG's in as well. I don't see it getting much use other than that.

    I'm curious, would the cleaner break down roksett if you put a barrel in to clean carbon off a can mount? I'm thinking it would need to be suspended so just the tip (no jokes) was in the solution.
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    I just ordered the hornady 2L from Amazon after doing a lot of comparisons. I landed on that one because it has a good warranty as well as people seemed to feel it was high quality and had a decent enough volume fornunder $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagant1984 View Post
    I just ordered the hornady 2L from Amazon after doing a lot of comparisons. I landed on that one because it has a good warranty as well as people seemed to feel it was high quality and had a decent enough volume fornunder $100.
    I have this one. It works great so far. It’s a good buy for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagant1984 View Post
    I have this one. It works great so far. It’s a good buy for the money.
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    One thing to look for, if you are getting one larger than a couple quarts, get one with a drain on the side. Sometimes it's a pain to dump one that is full of dirty water with a degreaser/cleaner in it. It's nice to just open a valve and let it drain out into the sink (or a bucket).
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    I originally bought one for cleaning brass, and it works great for that. I think I use it more for cleaning gun parts though. It is really handy and works great for bolt carrier groups. I just bought a cheap 2.5l iSonic cleaner off of amazon and it works great.

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